Procurement Associate

San Diego, CA, United States
Feb 14, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Fate Therapeutics is currently seeking an experienced procurement professional to support organization-wide procurement activities. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Procurement and works closely with our corporate finance, operations and facilities, , legal, IT,
research, technical operations, supply chain management, and quality assurance team members to assist with purchase order issuance and support of scalable procurement systems and solutions. This position is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.

• Collate approved requisitions and place day-to-day purchase orders with vendors in a timely
• Work with vendors and colleagues to resolve backorders, damaged shipments and other
order discrepancies.
• Act as a point of contact with Fate personnel, vendors, and contractors; monitor and
maintain Company purchasing system.
• Build relationships with internal customers; provide guidance on procurement process and
• Implement, manage, and be a subject matter expert with the procurement systems and
• Work closely with operations, facilities, IT, research, technical operations and legal to
support capital equipment procurement.
• Support finance, corporate operations and facilities teams as needed with ad hoc
assignments to facilitate Company operations.
• Performs other related duties as required and assigned

• Minimum 2 years of procurement experience in biotech or life science industry
• Bachelor's degree preferred
• Demonstrated skills processing high-volume procurement requests
• Experience supporting procurement for biology labs and cGMP facilities highly preferred
• Experience working in Sarbanes-Oxley compliant internal controls environment highly
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Ability to work onsite at corporate headquarters during business hours; high degree of
flexibility to work off hours and weekends as needed
• Ability to work well in a growing organization cross-functionally; must be able to wear
multiple hats, prioritize, meet deadlines, and communicate at all levels of the organization

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• May require occasional evening and weekend work.
• Full-time onsite work at company's headquarters in San Diego, CA.

The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required from time to time. For consideration send cover letter and curriculum vitae to: and reference job 434RG.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno-oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer immunotherapies, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The Company's immuno-regulatory product candidates include ProTmune™, a pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being
evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit